I can finally say that I am back in the online world! We are officially moved in, most of our boxes are unpacked, and we are getting settled in our new home in Big Sky Country! Overall, the move ran much smoother than I ever expected it to. The biggest hiccup was when we arrived at our new home -- a home that I had never seen in person prior to our move-in day -- and the house was not quite as it was advertised to be. I'm working through it, making the house my home as best as I can, and reminding myself that this will hopefully be a temporary home before we buy our very own in a year or so. Until then, I will make it work!
The month of June was a complete whirlwind, beginning with the wrap-up of Armchair BEA and a minor surgery for my daughter, and ending with a move across five states to our new home. Surprisingly, reading did not suffer as much as I thought it would! I am hoping for a fabulous reading month for July as well as lots of fun outside the books as we explore our new city, visit family that we have not seen in a long time, and spend time in the great outdoors. For now, I will leave you with a quick round-up of the month of June. Until next time, I am hoping to get organized, reply to the 100+ emails sitting in my inbox, and get more things scheduled here on the blog.
The TOP POSTS on the blog in June were two-fold . . . My Armchair BEA Wrap-Up and May in Review had the most hits, but my Monday Maunder: Bringing Out The Boxes had the most comments. I really thought that at least one of my Moving Books(es) special guest posts would be in the tops for the month. If you missed them, be sure to click here to check them out. I have more coming in the weeks ahead too!
The TOP PIC of the month was also a surprise. I took this little pic of my neighbor's flowers while I took a break from packing. Of course, as I reviewed my pictures, I also discovered that I had a light month in pictures. I am planning to get back to sharing my snapshots on a more regular basis this month.
And, last but not least, here are the BOOKS READ for the month of June:
- Runaways, Deluxe Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
- The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
- What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
- Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
- The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
- Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
As of the end of June, I had completed 51 books for the year. I set a goal of 75 books for the year, so I am ahead of schedule and so far, still going strong. Even if I have a setback on my reading, I should still make my goal for the year and hopefully, then some!
As for what I am currently reading, I am in the middle of Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris, just downloaded World War Z by Max Brooks on audio, and read the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling with my kids this evening.
What have you been reading? How is your reading for the year? Any big moments during the month of June for you?